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WEEKLY HOMILY BLOGS

December 2018

Dec 31

12/30/18 Holy Family - Deacon Tony

Deacon Tony Conti Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Lectionary: 17 We can tend to put the Holy family on a pedestal believing that all was well in this most special of families… We assume that in the Holy family there were no disagreements, no tension, no anger… all was calm and peaceful… But have we...
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Dec 27

12/25/18 Christmas Homily - Fr. Reggie

Christmas Day Homily St John wrote his Gospel towards the end of his long life, and wrote for two different audiences. Primarily, he was thinking of people coming from a Hellenistic (Pagan-Greek) background. Secondarily, he was thinking of his fellow Jews. By calling Jesus the "Word of God made flesh,"...
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Dec 27

12/25/18 Christmas Homily - Deacon Tony

Deacon Tony Conti The Nativity of the Lord – Christmas - Mass During the Day Lectionary: 16 At this time of year we focus on the baby Jesus entering our world… a small child whose legacy would change the world forever… and this is all good and appropriate… But the problem arises when choose to keep God...
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Dec 27

12/24/18 Chirstmas Vigil Homily - Fr. Reggie

Vigil Mass Homily This evening we celebrate when something truly miraculous came to pass on a Holy Night: God was born. The newborn Jesus ushers in a new dawn, a dawn of hope for a humanity that was lost in the night of sin and in need of a Savior. Like Isaiah in this evening’s First Reading, we can't be silent in the light of what...
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Dec 27

12/23/18 Fourth Sunday in Advent - Fr. Reggie

Isn't it amazing that the prophet Micah, who lived more than 700 years before Christ, predicted where the Messiah would be born, in Bethlehem? And isn't it amazing that 700 years later, Mary and Joseph were required by the Roman authorities to go to Bethlehem to register for a census at the very time that...
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Dec 27

12/23/18 Fourth Sunday in Advent - Fr. Damian

"God so loved the world": We can never fathom God's love for us, for each one of us. This is beyond all knowledge, beyond all imagining. The readings for today take us to the deep mystery of God's love for us. Human that we are, we can understand this only in a limited way. But we do try to contemplate his love and be moved to a...
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Dec 27

12/16/18 Third Sunday of Advent - Fr. Damian

Don’t Worry, Be Happy! In today’s 2nd reading, Paul gives us some important, practical advise, “Rejoice in the Lord always” and “Do not worry about anything”. Doesn’t this sound like the famous hit by Bobby McFerrin, Don’t Worry Be Happy? Even though we live in a world that is chock-full of toys,...
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Dec 12

12/9/18 Second Sunday in Advent - Deacon Tony

Deacon Tony Conti Second Sunday of Advent Lectionary: 6 From St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians: “And this is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more in knowledge and every kind of perception, to discern what is of value…” How we perceive what is of value in life can make all the...
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Dec 12

12/9/18 Second Sunday in Advent - Fr. Damian

Do you recognize the voice of the Lord speaking to you when you listen to the word of God in Scripture? Luke the evangelist tells us that the “word of God came to John in the wilderness”. Who was John the Baptist and what is the significance of the word which he received and delivered to the people of his day? Luke tells us that John...
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Dec 4

11/25/18 Christ the King - Fr. Reggie

We just listened to one of the Bible’s best known phrases. Jesus affirms that he is a king, but he also affirms that his kingdom does not “belong to this world.” This was important for him to mention, because Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who was interrogating, was worried that Jesus was trying to organize...
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Dec 4

12/2/18 First Sunday of Advent - Fr. Reggie

When Christ came to earth 2,000 years ago he encountered a world similar to the one we live in: far from God and full of anxiety. The lives of many people of Christ’s time were devoid of meaning because God had not yet sent his Son into the world. Today, as then, our world often lives as if Christ had never come to earth. But hope is not...
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Dec 4

12/2/18 First Sunday of Advent - Fr. Damian

Is there anything holding you back from the joy and freedom of the Lord? God wants our hearts for him and for his kingdom of peace, joy, and righteousness. But our hearts can be weighed down by many different things. Jesus, our Lord and Master, offers us true freedom - freedom from the power of sin and wasted life, and freedom from our unruly...
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